FDA Greenlights Magnetic Device for Migraine

December 13, 2013 9:49 PM

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FDA Greenlights Magnetic Device for Migraine

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The Cerena single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation device may be sold for relieving migraine pain, the FDA said late Friday.

In the 201-patient pivotal trial underlying the approval, patients applied the handheld Cerena device to the back of the head and pressed a button to administer two pulses, each approximately 0.9 Tesla and lasting less than a millisecond, 30 seconds apart.

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